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Firefighters Relief Fund Board of Trustees


General Statutes 58-84-1, 58-84-5, 58-84-10, 58-84-25, 58-84-30, 58-84-35 and 58-84-40 established the “Firemen’s Relief Fund”. The fund is based on a state tax that is applied to all premiums written on fire and lightning insurance policies covering property located within specific fire districts. These funds can be used to:

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  1. Safeguard firefighters from financial loss caused by sickness or injury contracted while in the performance of duties as a firefighter.
  2. Provide reasonable support for dependants of firefighters that are killed in the line of duty.
  3. Provide assistance to a destitute firefighter.
  4. Provide assistance to a firefighter to pay insurance dues.
  5. Provide supplemental retirement, workers compensation and other insurance and pension protection for firefighters.
  6. Provide educational benefits to firefighters and their dependants.
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The primary purpose of the Board is to determine investment strategies for the fund and disbursements from the fund.

Members and Non-Voting Staff Person(s)

Two members are appointed by the Forsyth County Board of Commissioners, two by the North Carolina State Firefighters' Association, and one by the North Carolina Insurance Commissioner . Effective July 1, 2016, terms are eliminated (Revised G.S. 58-84-30(1), now to serve at the pleasure of the respective governing body until they resign and/or are reappointed.

Currently Serving

NameTitleTerm Expires
Gary L Styers II Staff 3/10/2028


The Board meets upon the call of the Chairman, a majority of the members, or the Fire Administrator.

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